Cincinnati Art Club & Wessel Gallery, 1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513‑241‑4591

Signature Status Review

Review Dates

  • Review dates will be held the first Saturday before Board meetings in January, May and October, dates may vary
  • Paintings may be dropped off during the prior Thursday evening Sketch Group (7 - 9:30 pm) or Day of the Review (8:45 - 9:15 am)
  • Please note, any paintings without the artist's full name and address on the back will not be reviewed
  • Next scheduled Review dates:
    • October 15, 2016
    • February 4, 2017
    • May 6, 2017
  • Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the requirements for Signature Membership review. For further information, contact Roger Heuck at 513-681-8961.

Signature Membership Review

  • An anonymous Selection Committee will meet on the above dates for review
  • Each applicant for Signature Membership review must submit five (5) works
  • Each piece must be well framed, epitomizing exhibition in a gallery
  • Work must be delivered to the Cincinnati Art Club, Wessel Gallery, 1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Each piece of art must have a label on the back with the artist's full name and address clearly printed
  • Results will be mailed to applicants within two weeks. The Treasurer will send Associate Members who are approved for Signature status an invoice to upgrade their membership to Signature status
  • First-time applicants must submit a completed application and include a check for Signature Membership dues (see Membership web page for details). If not approved for Signature status, new applicants will receive Associate Membership status and a refund check for the difference
  • Applicants outside of a 150 mile radius, please contact Roger Heuck at 513-681-8961 prior to the Review date for special instructions
  • All candidates for Signature Membership Review must deliver examples of recent work completed during the last 12 months
  • Do not include any work previously submitted to the Review Committee
  • Pick up on the following Monday during Sketch Group hours, 1 - 4:30 pm

Anonymous Review

Signature Membership Review is scheduled three times annually and is in place to insure that Cincinnati Art Club members, exhibiting under the Signature Member banner, meet the historical standards of excellence established by our founding members. Held in high regard by the community at large and to meet high expectations for quality and expertise, it is important that Signature Members represent the very best work of the Art Club. A well-established criteria for Signature status guides the decision-making process of the Signature Membership Selection Committee named by the President. The exhibiting members who compose the Signature Membership Selection Committee have been and will remain anonymous to insure objectivity and fairness of the process.


Evaluation Criteria

  • Five (5) pieces of artwork in the following art media: painting, drawing, sculpture, engraving, serigraphy, constructions, architecture and other arts which pertain to the expression of an idea applied to a surface by hand, whether sprayed, drawn, impressed or glued, etc.
  • A recognizable individual style
  • Consistency in medium, style and execution of design
  • Excellence in painting technique (if applicable), design and composition, drawing skills (if applicable), artistic interpretation and expression
  • Evidence a high level of understanding of light and its values, the dynamics of color, and the use of space and perspective
  • Acceptable presentation of the finished work, framing which enhances the artwork (if applicable)